Officials said he was found hanging in his cell around 9:20 p.m.
Prison medical staff began performing lifesaving measures. Castro was transported to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m.
Castro was sentenced to life in prison for holding three women captive in Cleveland for more than a decade and raping them repeatedly.
Castro was not a part of the general prison population and was isolated from other inmates for his own protection because of his high profile.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Ariel Castro Hangs Himself
This just in: convicted kidnapper and sexual abuser of the three Cleveland women, Ariel Castro, found in prison cell, death by hanging.
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